LIVE presentation via ZOOM
Meet the author, and be inspired by her poetic telling of her family's migration to Canada.
In a brave and gripping first collection of poems and prose, Pistachios in my Pocket details Sareh Farmand's escape with her family from Iran—from their time as immigrants in limbo to landed immigrants in Canada. Using family anecdotes, memory, public documents, and images, Sareh explores the influences of migration, political strife, and cultural identity on humanity. Her work furthers the conversation on global citizenship and multiculturalism with her personal accounts of a family’s unique, yet universal experiences.
About the Presenter
Sareh Farmand was born in Tehran at the start of the Islamic Revolution and grew up in Vancouver, BC. She holds degrees in International Relations and Education from UBC and is a 2018 graduate of SFU’s The Writing Studio.
Presented in partnership with At Bay Press
A Burlington Lyrics & Poetry Festival presentation
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